Patrice Bergeron Biography
(Canadian Professional Ice Hockey Centre)
Birthday: July 24, 1985 (Leo)
Born In: L'Ancienne-Lorette, Canada
Patrice Bergeron-Cleary is a Canadian professional ice hockey centre presently affiliated with the Boston Bruins of the National Hockey League (NHL) as the franchise’s alternate captain. Representing Canada in the international level, he has accumulated gold medals at the 2004 World Championships, 2005 World Junior Championships, 2010 Winter Olympics, and 2014 Winter Olympics. A native of Quebec, Bergeron took part in the 1998 and 1999 Quebec International Pee-Wee Hockey Tournaments as a member of a minor ice hockey team from Sainte-Foy, Quebec City. He was then part of the roster of the Acadie–Bathurst Titan of the Quebec Major Junior Hockey League (QMJHL). In the 2003 NHL Entry Draft, the Bruins chose him as their 45th overall pick. Since making his NHL debut in the 2003-04 season, Bergeron has emerged as one of the most prolific players of the game. In 2011, he won the Stanley Cup with the Bruins. This effectively made him a member of the Triple Gold Club. Because of his exceptional two-way playing abilities, Bergeron has been awarded the Frank J. Selke Trophy four times.